Guard Dogs

Guard dogs for our facility ....Czech German Shepherds 

(We have occasional litters, to help some of our clients who need a dog with 'presence 'to support them )

Canadian Czech Shepherds

Below is the amazing story of the czech german shepherd dog

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Solo Von Trailrunners in 2020

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Czech Patrol German Shepherds at Trailrunners.mp4

Some of the fiercely protective Trailrunners Guard dogs, Czech Shepherds

In 1955 a breeding and training kennel, owned by the Czechoslovakian Army’s Border Patrol was started by acquiring dogs who were to be used exclusively for the protection of the borders of the Czechoslovakian People’s Republic.  The main foundation of the breeding program focused on strengthening the power of bones, dark pigmentation, strong nerves and willingness to work in tracking, obedience and defense work.

During the communist regime, these border patrol dogs in Czechoslovakia would apprehend 20 to 30 people on a daily basis. Nine out of ten people would give up when confronted by the dog.  The dog’s main role was to defend their handlers from people intent on crossing the border at whatever cost, and to apprehend the persons with minimal force needed unless stronger measures were required. They were trained and very capable to do both.  Even though communism and these strong borders have dissolved, this Czech bloodline of German Shepherds and the kennel managers that originated them continue. Czech Shepherds are a true working line that continue to work daily in high risk, threatening situations, in active duty with their handlers. The breeding and training compound has high security status with access forbidden to even police that do not work at this facility.

There are only 3 ways that quality patrol dogs are available with in the Czech Republic.

Slowly these exceptional dogs have been making their way around the world. Many of these dogs have been purchased by police departments or competitors involved in the sport of Schutzhund. These dogs are very loyal and will protect their family, without regard to their own safety. They are accepting to strangers, when directed to, but stay aware of what is going on around them. They are bred with strong healthy genetics, and have great coats for our cold Canadian climate. We are excited to announce that we have been able to add this great bloodline of Czech (German) Shepherds into our line of Trailrunners working dogs.

In addition to our Shepherds, we have always had Akbash (Turkish Sheep Dog) guard dogs who roam our fenced property at night. These dogs are massive! Since we are in the boreal forest, they chase away bears and any other unwanted visitors in the area.

Check out the size of our Akbash named Aslan, beside a Lab! 

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